Colorado Senate


Bill To Ax Colorado Telecom Subsidy Gets 1st Hearing

A bill to overhaul to a ratepayer subsidy for telephone providers has had its first hearing in the Colorado Senate.


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Lawmaker Per Diem Hike Clears Colorado Senate

A Colorado bill that includes more money for rural lawmakers awaits the governor’s signature.


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Hickenlooper’s Appointments Face Delay In Senate

The Colorado Senate has yet to act on 174 appointments from the Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper this session involving 55 boards and commission this year.


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Immigrant Tuition Proposal Before Colorado Senate

A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants was expected for debate in the Colorado Senate Friday.


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Job Growth Top Priority As State Lawmakers Head Back To Work

Colorado state lawmakers head back to work this week with the top priority of putting more Coloradans back to work, but once again there’s an extremely tight budget.


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Debate Continues On New Colorado Legislative Districts

A bipartisan commission charged with redrawing Colorado Senate and House legislative districts is discussing new maps after the state Supreme Court rejected their proposals over concern that too many counties were split.


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Colorado Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp Resigns

Colorado Senate Minority Leader Mike Kopp, who led his party through congressional redistricting and a tough budget, is resigning from the Legislature to focus more attention on his four children.


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Colorado Lawmakers Near Bumpy Finish To Session

A legislative term in Colorado that started with promises of bipartisan camaraderie neared a bumpy end Wednesday with Democrats and Republicans bickering over nearly every matter they considered.


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Bed Bug Fears Doom Proposal To End Colorado Inspections

Bed bug fears have doomed a Colorado proposal to repeal a law regulating how mattresses can be resold.


State Senate Sends Adultery Bill To House

The Colorado Senate approved and sent to the House a measure repealing the unenforced crime of adultery.